A diver entering the water from the battleship HMS Ajax (1912)

A photograph of a suited diver climbing down a ladder from the battleship HMS Ajax (1912) at Valetta, Malta. The diver is up to his knees in the water, looking down through the helmet at the ladder.

Philip Francis Brooke Blackwell was appointed to HMS Ajax in December 1919 as a midshipman and joined her on 13 January 1920 on the ship's recommissioning at Malta on 14 January 1920. He was discharged from Ajax in December 1920, having been promoted to sub-lieutenant on 15 May 1920.

Object Details

ID: ALB0257.51
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1920
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 107 mm x 62 mm
Parts: Naval Career of Philip Francis Brooke Blackwell, 1920-1922 (Photograph Album)

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